In recent years the in-house market in the UK has fully embraced the use of interim and contract lawyers. Many businesses also take on non-qualified legal professionals including, paralegals, compliance professionals, company secretaries, ISDA negotiators and document review specialists.
We work with clients across a wide variety of sectors including media, FMCG, sports, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, energy, professional services, retail, technology and financial services industries. They look for lawyers at all levels of seniority to take on short, medium and long term contracts.
Document review & projects
We are continually working with clients on large scale document review and regulatory change projects. Clients will take on paralegals and lawyers as well as other non-qualified legal professionals. Projects can last anything from a few weeks up to a year and beyond.
Speed is crucial when working on these projects and we have the ability to resource and fill these roles very quickly for clients. Therefore for candidates interested in these opportunities we are often able to get you started on the project very quickly; sometimes within 24-48 hours.
Interview processes tend to be shorter and in some circumstances can be done over Skype if a face to face meeting is going to hold up the process.
Benefits of working as an interim
being an interim gives you the opportunity to pursue other interests outside of the office, whether this be travelling or working in another career. By working on various contracts, you can still secure an income whilst fitting your work around other projects, commitments or hobbies
moving between various businesses will give you exposure to different types of work in different industry sectors
Managing external commitments
if you have additional commitments outside of the office (such as family responsibilities) a temporary role may allow you to work around these
working as an interim allows you to separate yourself from the everyday management and politics of an office environment
Our track record
- Professional services
- 37x German speaking lawyers and non-qualified legal professionals, Big Four professional services company, long term document repapering project, London
- Immigration Lawyer, Big Four professional services company, 3 months project, London
- Junior Corporate Lawyer, leading international drinks business, 3 months project, London
- Real Estate Lawyer, leading telecoms business, 12 month project, Berkshire
Our client, a technology-led financial services company, is looking to recruit an interim Commercial/Corporate lawyer to join their legal team for 3-6 months.
You will be responsible for the negotiation of key business contracts; supporting on tender bid submissions and internal projects; create relationships with third parties including external counsel, public authorities, and regulators; delivering legal advice to the business; drive compliance and limit business exposure.
The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years PQE in either commercial or corporate law, gained from either a law firm or in-house legal environment. An understanding of the FCA asset custody rules would also be beneficial.